This collection holds documents, correspondence and some visual material related to Heinrich Otto (Henry) Berolzheimer and his family. Prominent issues are the real estate business and genealogy. The papers in this collection form a heterogeneous corpus of official and legal papers as well as personal and genealogical correspondence.
Heinrich Otto (Henry) Berolzheimer was born 1848 in Nuremberg to Heinrich and Theresa (née Brandeis) Berolzheimer. In 1867 he obtained a passport and an exit permit to North America. 1869/70 Heinrich Otto Berolzheimer spent some time in Paris. He was granted U.S. citizenship on March 3rd, 1876, as Henry Berolzheimer. In 1885 he married Getti (or Jetti) Salomon, who was born in Keokuk, Iowa. According to a U.S. census from 1910, Henry and Getti had four children, Ruth (born in 1889), Milton (born in 1890), Howard (born in 1897) and Leon (born in 1898). Henry was involved in various business projects, e.g. food import from Haiti, real estate and dry goods. He died in 1917.
Heinrich Otto (Henry) Berolzheimer’s daughter, Ruth Berolzheimer, was a superintendent at the Jewish Home Finding Society of Chicago and a keen genealogist.